Mark Frauenfelder at 8:47 am Mon, Nov 26, 2012
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Things magazine has a nice gallery of 1960s Pelican paperback covers. The art is superb, and the books themselves sound interesting. I would like to own all of them!
Jacob Bronowski! The Ascent of Man. It’s truly a shame that he died at a rather young age (66).
Oh and lovely cover!
Little known fact: author Peter Laurie happens to have the same last name as actor Hugh Laurie.
Only in written form. In spoken form he has the same first and last name as Peter Lorre.
I got excited for a second when I saw the author credit on the drug book
Pelican books were just wonderful.
Golden age of publishing. Standing in front of a display of Pelican books was more exiting than the internet!
Yeah, I have a good many of these. It starts with a couple of casual purchases, 20p here, 25p there. Then you notice the spines look good together on the shelf. And then you’re lost.
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